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The SBRC is one of the five currently recognised centres in the University and one of the leading groups in the world in the field of small business and entrepreneurship. The Centre plays a vital role in generating high quality research that helps underpin activity in the University and forge links with a breadth of external stakeholders. GUESSS is an international research project using a geographical and temporal comparison to investigate the entrepreneurial intention and activity of students.

Leigh will work on a project investigating entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector, expecting to complete his studies in The workshop investigated current and future perspectives of engaging with SMEs for academic research and development of business practice and policy.

Specifically it discussed four important themes of research in the area of SMEs: These themes were explored in roundtable discussions with active contribution from workshop participants and facilitated by the organisers. At the end of roundtable discussions, participants presented their ideas to the room, which were finalised with open panel discussion. He has been invited to chair a session at a two-day SCORAI Europe workshop on inter-disciplinarity and research and teaching of sustainability at the University of Lausanne, due to take place in December Dr John Kitching was appointed Professor on 1 August in recognition of his contribution to field of small business research.

Congratulations to Professor Kitching! The workshop aims to generate focused discussion on important themes of research in the area of SMEs: Professor Genus was involved in organising the conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production, which took place in Shanghai on June , He was recently involved in organising two sessions on sustainable consumption and production at the Degrowth conference in Leipzig, Germany.

For further information click here. His paper entitled 'Small business performance: Maria's work has been previously published in the prestigious journal of 'Small Business Economics' and has presented her work at a number of conferences both in Spain and internationally.

Maria discussed her excitement at being with the SBRC, 'It is a privilege to be able to continue my research in such a renowned Centre, particularly to do with the work done here focusing on SMEs as this is in direct connection with my own work.

Storey has been published in one of the most prestigious journals in the field of entrepreneurship. The paper leads the Volume 29 Issue 3 of the Journal of Business Venturing and investigates an important research question "Do different factors explain male and female self-employment rates?

The paper employs time-series techniques and offers new insights in the topic and the role of the social and economic factors on the entrepreneurial decision. The analysis challenges existing findings and provide useful information for policy makers.

The study was carried out in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, and concludes that its findings: It goes on to say that the principle strengths of Young Enterprise are in developing enterprising skills, attitudes and capabilities that could be used in many situations, not just business. A Critique of Entrepreneurial Identity Studies'. Classroom entrepreneurs are likely to become the top entrepreneurs of the future - Dr Rosemary Athayde from the Small Business Research centre discovered the findings after conducting a series of in-depth surveys and interviews with people who attended Young Enterprise programmes between , when the charity was founded, and now.

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